The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.
The opposition in Kenya files a petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his longtime rival.
Deepening drought has left 19 percent of Ethiopia in dire need of life-saving aid as 8.5 million people go hungry.
Congolese officials say the death toll from a rain-triggered huge landslide in the African country could likely reach over 200.
Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue says.
Grenade attacks on two cafes have killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources say.
Boko Haram terrorists step up attacks on vulnerable people living in camps in northeastern Nigeria.
South Africa's main opposition party says Grace Mugabe is a massive flight risk and must be arrested.
The Somalia-based terrorist group of al-Shabab has decapitated three people and burned houses in an attack in Kenya.
The Republic of the Congo's cabinet has resigned amid an economic crisis.
The reshuffle included the appointment of Youcef Yousfi as minister for industry and mines, Mohamed Benmeradi as trade minister, and Abdelwahid Temmar as housing minister, according to a presidency statement.
A landslide leaves 40 people dead in a fishing village in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The United Nations says the number of the South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million.
Mourners expel the prime minister and governor of Khartoum from the funeral procession of Sudanese activist Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim.
The loser in Kenya’s presidential election vows to pursue his claims of vote rigging at the top court.
Egypt archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years.
The European Union has urged Kenya’s election commission to post all the results of the vote tallies online.
The Red Cross says as many as 600 others have gone missing after massive landslides hit the West African country.
At least 30 people are killed and some 80 more wounded in a bombing attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune with Ahmed Ouyahia.
A senior militant commander who defected to the Somali military urges others to quit the Takfiri terrorist outfit al-Shabab.
The ICC issues a warrant for the arrest of a military commander in Libya’s Benghazi.
Rome says its ambassador will return to Cairo following a standoff over the suspicious death of an Italian graduate student.
Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar holds talks with Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.
Relatives dig through the mud in search of their loved ones after heavy rains and flooding killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone's capital.
The government declares the standoff over and the attackers killed. 18 people are confirmed dead after a shooting spree inside a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou.
Militants have killed at least four people and torched homes in a nighttime raid on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria.
Security officials said the militants were killed as police raided a hideout in the province of Qaliubya.
The loser in Kenya’s election remains defiant about vote results and says will take more actions.
The United Party for National Development leader and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason.
The Somali military says senior commander Sheikh Robow defects to the government.
The East African country has plunged into bloody post-election violence after the opposition cried foul.
South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control over the strategic town of Pagak along Ethiopia border.
At least three people were shot dead in Kenya during overnight protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya’s election commission declares President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country’s disputed vote.
A train collision near Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria has killed 36 people and injured over 120 others.
Thousands of textile factory workers have gone on strike in a northern Egyptian city where crippling industrial action several years ago helped spark a revolution.
The deadly clashes took place mostly on Monday in the capital Kinshasa, and other cities when members of the separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) staged a rally against President Joseph Kabila.
The attempt to dissolve parliament is seen as unlikely to succeed as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party holds a majority of 249 of the house's seats.
The UN warns that more than 20 million people are at the risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria.
Police shot dead two people in the capital Nairobi.
South Africa's main opposition party has called for dissolving parliament after President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote.
The United Nations has announced that rescue groups have saved one thousand African refugees after being left in Niger desert since April.
The shooting attack was carried out in the city of el-Arish.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismisses the preliminary results of the presidential election, which have put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.
South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament.
The United Nations aid chief says he sees ‘early signs of genocide’ in the Central African Republic amid renewed clashes between armed groups there.
Kenyans begin voting in general elections to choose a president and other country officials, including lawmakers, senators and governors.
A siege is tightened on the Libyan city of Derna as strongman Haftar seeks ouster of rivals.
Nigerian protesters have demanded that President Buhari, receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed ailment for more than three months, either return or resign.
An Egyptian court upheld the death sentences of 12 defendants and and life terms of 157 others over the alleged storming of a police station in 2013.
At least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) are killed in a series of violent clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The south Sudanese army overtakes the town of Pagak, the main bastion of rebels in the country.
Escalating militia violence and a surge in attacks on aid workers in northern Mali are restricting the delivery of food and healthcare to millions of people.
In a controversial plebiscite boycotted by the opposition, people in Mauritania vote to boost the president’s powers and change the national flag.
Mandela’s grandson has urged the South African government to expel the Israeli ambassador and sever all ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
Unknown gunmen stormed the church in southeast Nigeria and went on a shooting spree.
The UN mission to Libya, which had left the country in 2014, will “gradually” return to the capital, Tripoli, says the new head of the mission.
Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame seals a crushing victory in Friday’s presidential election.
The report detailed butchery, "ethnic cleansing" and 251 targetted killings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The al-Shabab militant group in Somalia has seized a town in the south of the country after it was abandoned by the military and African Union peacekeepers, residents say.
President Paul Kagame is likely to win a third term at the helm of the small East African country.
Police and opposition have clashed in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, ahead of a constitutional referendum.
Al-Shabab extremists have killed a police officer in an ambush on a remote outpost in northern Kenya days ahead of national elections.
A statement released by Haftar, the head of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA), said that the command was directed to eastern bases in Benghazi as well as the capital Tripoli.
Al-Qaeda has released a South African man who was held hostage in Mali for 6 years.
Boko Haram terrorists have killed three loggers near a remote village in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state.
China has offered to support Gambia following the African country’s severance of formal ties with Taiwan.
At least 34 have been killed after a bus plunged a ravine in central Madagascar.
In their latest attacks, US drones kill more people in Yemen and Somalia.
Kenyan electoral officials say a senior colleague is tortured to death days before the country's presidential election.
Analysts and experts assert that the Daesh terrorist outfit is increasingly capitalizing on the chaos in Libya to regroup.
The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall wins a widely expected landslide in the country's legislative election.
Kenyan police say they have thwarted an attack on the deputy president’s home.
Al-Shabab claims 39 African Union troops are killed in the group’s ambush attack in Somalia.
Senegalese voters cast ballots to elect a new parliament, a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and after a campaign marred by violence and tensions.
The explosion occurred near a police station along the busiest street in Mogadishu on Sunday.
King Mohammed VI has pardoned more than a thousand detainees, including some arrested during unrest in the troubled Rif region.
The stampede was at one of the gates of the stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final.
The court handed down the death sentences to eight of the people involved in the August 2013 protests.
UNICEF says militia violence in DR Congo Kasai has displaced 1.4 million people, 850,000 of them children.
The terrorists attacked a convoy of specialists from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the northeast on Tuesday, sources said on Friday.
A helicopter carrying UN peacekeepers in Mali has crashed, killing two German crew members on board.
Tantawi was known for his hearty and emotional recitations of the holy book.
Police arrested a Daesh-affiliated terrorist group 50 kilometers west of the capital Algiers.
Both warring Libyan leaders have announced they will commit to ceasefire and future elections during talks in France.
The Egyptian foreign minister said Cairo and Arab allies would accept no compromise on the dispute
Watch an Egyptian army tank runs over an explosive-laden vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula.
Libya coastguard announces the rescue of at least 278 refugees off two western towns.
Bombers detonate their explosives at two refugee camps in Nigeria's militancy-riddled northeast, killing eight people and injuring 15 others.
Egypt says 8 militants from hams are killed and a number of others are arrested in other areas.